Tickets for Teen Drama Club’s production of “Our Town”, which will run December 13 and 14, 2019, are now available at the box office. Tickets are $5 for everyone with open seating.
SAAC Teen Drama Club exists to provide quality theatre opportunities to area teens. The club is offered for students in grades 7-12 who are interested in learning how things work backstage for a production of a play or musical, which includes staging, costuming and set design, as well as acting.
A landmark in American drama, Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning “Our Town” tells the story of a small town, Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire. Narrated by the character of the “Stage Manager”, the play follows the Gibbs and Webb families, residents of Grover’s Corners, through twelve years of life changes. Through the young lovers Emily and George, their strong and loving parents, and the many Grover’s Corners’ locals, Wilder delivers universal truths about what it means to be human. With humor, wit, and exceptionally powerful storytelling, “Our Town” offers a unique opportunity for audience members to make precisely that realization.
Hannah Hickman, who plays Emily Webb, had this observation about the play. “This is a very thought provoking story. The first part is about everyday life, the second part is about love and marriage, and the third part deals with death. This story gives the actors a chance to really ‘dig in’ to the characters that we are portraying, since there are no distractions as far as props go on the very austere stage. This is really exciting for the actors because we usually don’t have that situation.”
Carmello Brown is starring in his first straight play, having been in musicals in the past. “This play is an experience because it my first play without musical features in it and I am actually loving it. Memorizing my lines is definitely a challenge but its nothing I can’t do. ‘Our Town’ is a wonderful play and I hope everyone comes to see it. The play brings out some characteristics I didn’t know I have but its nice finding out I do.”
For more information or to reserve tickets for this production, please call the SAAC office at 870-862-5474.